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Stephen Pidgeon

- Attorney aligned with the Alliance Defending Freedom

- Anti-equality activist and sometime political candidate

 

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- Says: "same-sex marriage is a sharp dagger in the heart of sacred society.  If we lose this fight, we're gone."

- Says gays are "enslaved" and "captured"

- Argues that marriage equality is an "act of aggression, and an act of war against the family."  Calls it "moral fascism."

- Claims marriage equality "attacks the fundamental reality of the social system" and "demoralizes the social order"

- Says judges who decide in favor of marriage equality are "oligarchs" and the decisions are "tyrany" and "totaliarism"; Says the real goal is "desecrating the temple"  

- Claims LGBT rights are "about population control, and the goal is to get the United States to 150 million people

- Warns: "If you’re going to exalt homosexuality and same-sex marriage, let me tell you who’s going to pay the price for that. It is the status of women. Because women only achieve equality in a society that provides for monogamy in a one man, one woman marriage. Period. Every other society that has abandoned that standard – which is a Christian standard I might add – when you abandon that standard, guess what, women lose status." 

- Insists that gays are attempting to "steal your freedom of conscience"

- In letter opposing employment nondiscrimination and hate crimes protections for LGBT people, falsely charged that the recognized spectrum of sexual orientation includes "erotic desires, fantasies, and spontaneous feelings toward, homosexuality, bisexuality, cybersex, incest, pedophilia, necrophilia, polygamy, bigamy, sodomy, bestiality, prostitution, fetishism, transvestitism, even arguably wife-beating"

-A vocal backer of the "birther" movement

 

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Barb Anderson

-Longtime researcher for the Minnesota Family Council

-Head of the Parents Action League (which the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as an anti-gay hate group)

 

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- Has suggested that "a lot" of gay teens have been sexually abused, which is why they are "sexually confused" and in need of "change":

Ryan T. Anderson

-- Fellow at conservative Heritage Foundation

-- Editor of Public Discourse, the publication of conservative think tank The Witherspoon Institute

-- Co-author (with Robert George) of What Is Marriage?

 

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Joseph Backholm

- Head of the Family Policy Insitute of Washington

- Preserve Marriage Washington Chairman

 

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Ron Baity

- Head of Return America organization

- Has installed Vote For Marriage billboards across NC

 

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- Implies that gay people are worse than maggots:

 

- Compares gay people to murderers:

Matt Barber

-- Associate Dean at Liberty University School of Law

-- One of the most visible spokespeople for the Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBT legal outfit

 

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David Barton

-- Head of WallBuilders and host of conservative radio show "WallBuilders Live"

-- Frequent guest on Glenn Beck's various programs

 

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David Benham

-- Star of HGTV's upcoming reality series Flip It Forward (*UPDATE: show has been cancelled)

-- Cofounder and board member of Coalition of Conscience, an anti-LGBT organization headed up by radical anti-LGBT activist Michael Brown

-- Son of founder of controversial anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-Islam group Operation Save America; at various points, David has been identified as an OSA leader

 

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Brad Brandon

- Pastoral Outreach Director for Minnesota for Marriage

- Host of "Word of Truth" radio show

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